The Moulin à Vent A.O.C. (Appellation d’Origine Controlée) was created in 1924 but there have been vineyards on our hillsides since the 1st century during the Roman invasion. In the 15th century a windmill was built on top of the hill overlooking the town of Romaneche-Thorins. It became and still is the majestic emblem of our appellation. The vineyards were planted East-South East, a perfect exposure since they benefit from the morning sun.
The soil is composed of pink brittle granite. The vineyards in Moulin à Vent are indeed adjacent to the eastern side of the Massif Central mountain range. This particular soil comes from the Hercynian fold that took place during the Paleozoic era, about 250 million years ago. Domaine Richard Rottiers was established in 2007, growing grapes across 3ha of land in the Moulin à Vent appellation, using grapes from vines aged between 40 - 80 years old.